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NEWS
June 19, 2011 | By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele
Washington is obsessed with the budget deficit. It's all that lawmakers can talk about. The hysteria is such that they can't even agree on raising the ceiling on the national debt. As for how much to cut out of the budget, some would settle on reduced spending in the billions. Others want much more. As one headline summed it up: "[House Speaker John] Boehner demands 'trillions' in spending cuts in exchange for lifting debt ceiling. " There's only one problem: Congress is wrought up over the wrong deficit.
NEWS
February 12, 2008
By Dominic Pileggi There is a lot of good happening in my hometown of Chester, the oldest city in Pennsylvania. But as Chester continues to recover from the dramatic loss of industrial and manufacturing jobs, and the loss of half its population - about 38,000 people - between 1950 and 2000, government must work with companies to plant the seeds of long-lasting revitalization in the city as it has with other older waterfront communities in Delaware County....
NEWS
April 7, 2006
PRESIDENT Bush must be going crazy trying to understand the American public. First George W. ships a lot of good jobs overseas during his administration, and the people complain that we are losing good jobs here. Then he tries to bring in and legitimize the illegal aliens already here in order to do jobs that are still here and have those jobs stay here. The people complain about that, too. What do Americans want? Mayer Krain Philadelphia
NEWS
February 4, 2010 | FATIMAH ALI
THE president finally understands that creating jobs trumps everything else on his plate, and I expect him to make some fast progress fixing the broken economy. There are far too many people underwater economically, with only a few gasps of air left. From the outset of his administration, it was obvious that getting the economy on track and putting Americans back to work should have topped President Obama's agenda. I'm still scratching my head over why he thought people without jobs would be more concerned about health insurance than working, when they're just trying to keep a roof over their heads and buy groceries.
NEWS
January 30, 2008
AGAIN, the anti-casino folks think they're winning the battle to delay the SugarHouse Casino. Residents who want this development have not only lived in Philadelphia all of their lives but many have lived in Fishtown all of their lives. We don't come from Boston or Ohio. We don't need another park or condo! We need something that will generate money and give us jobs! Donna Tomlinson, Board Member Fishtown Action
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
GREER, S.C. - Facing efforts by his Republican rivals to paint him as a heartless corporate raider who preyed on struggling companies while working in private equity, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stepped up his defense of his tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday, arguing that his goal had been to make businesses successful over the long term. Supporters of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich have promised a "strong and sustained" campaign in the Palmetto State attacking Romney's career at Bain.
NEWS
June 14, 2006 | By Peter A. Gold
Besides providing higher education in its classrooms, Rutgers University is an active partner for economic growth in New Jersey and the region. One example of that is the Rutgers-Camden Technology Campus Inc., a mixed-use business incubator that is generating the jobs, new business and innovations needed to create a diverse economic base. Currently home to 50 businesses (35 on-site and 15 virtual tenants), the incubator has netted exceptional economic development results during the last three years.
NEWS
June 20, 2003
Tell us a story that sums up your most memorable summer job experience, whether good, bad or somewhere in between. What did you learn about yourself or the working life in general? Send essays of 200 to 300 words to Voices/Jobs, The Inquirer, 800 River Rd., Conshohocken, Pa. 19428. Send e-mail to pavoices@phillynews.com or faxes to 610-313-8243. Questions? Call Kevin Ferris, Pennsylvania Voices editor, at 610-313-8202.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2004 | By Thomas J. Brady INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Xlibris Corp., a Philadelphia book publisher, has laid off about 35 customer-service workers and moved the jobs to the Philippines. By relocating the work to a country where wages are lower, the company can triple the number of people doing similar work for the company, John Feldcamp, Xlibris chief executive officer, said yesterday. The jobs here paid about $24,000 a year. In the Philippines, he said, salaries for replacement workers are about one-fifth of that. "It was an act of necessity, not of greed," he said.
NEWS
May 17, 2002 | By PATRICK B. GILLESPIE
WHEN PEOPLE ASK me why I am supporting Ed Rendell for governor, I have a one-word answer: "Jobs. " Pennsylvania needs them. Ed Rendell knows how to help create them. There are 76,000 fewer Pennsylvanians working today than there were just one year ago. Pennsylvania workers need a governor who is committed to putting people to work at good, high-wage jobs. Ed Rendell not only has a plan to do that, but he is the only candidate for governor who has a record of actually putting people back to work.
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NEWS
February 4, 2016
IN DISTRICT Attorney Seth Williams' letter to the Daily News, published Jan. 27, he wrote: "I want to make this clear: I . . . make decisions based on the merits and facts at my disposal. My number one job is to keep all Philadelphians . . . safe from crime, fraud and corruption and I take that role seriously. " That you felt the need to defend your person in such public way belies your words, makes your motives suspect and speaks volumes, which you kept silent. If you really do "make decisions based on the merits and facts at (your)
BUSINESS
January 31, 2016
In addition to a manager, Boyds employs these people to handle different aspects of tailoring garments. Title Number Master tailor/fitter . . . 4 Master tailor . . . 2 Fitter/tailor . . . 2 Tailor . . . 3 Shirtmaker . . . 2 Pants tailor . . . 2 Pants finisher . . . 1 Coat finisher . . . 3 Women's tailor/fitter . . . 1 Women's tailor . . . 1 Women's fitter . . . 1 Sleeves/buttonholes . . . 2 ...
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Chris Brennan, Staff Writer
It might sound like a cushy gig: former Mayor Michael Nutter, out of office just three weeks, signed on Wednesday as a professor at Columbia University. But David Thornburgh, the leader of the good-government group Committee of 70 and former head of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, invoked the famous words of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger when offering Nutter advice about his new job: "University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
NEWS
January 28, 2016
ISSUE | WEATHERING THE STORM Christie should attend to Job 1 The pain on Gov. Christie's face as he was briefed on the blizzard Saturday was not the pain of empathy after hearing how the people in the Shore communities were suffering ("Back from blizzard, Christie slams rivals," Monday). You just know he was thinking, "Man, I wish I were back in New Hampshire. " Christie, who was an absentee governor for 261 partial or full days last year, needs to come to Cape May County to understand the depth of suffering in Shore communities, including Sea Isle City and the Wildwoods.
NEWS
January 28, 2016 | By Caitlin McCabe and Justine McDaniel, STAFF WRITERS
Earlier this week, Mike Gillin's phone was ringing nonstop: People wanted help with the near-Herculean task of digging themselves out. But when Mother Nature dumps a season's worth of snow in less than 48 hours, the price of a cleared driveway doesn't come cheap. The storm left a hard-to-plow aftermath that owners of snow-removal services considered unusual. And homeowners were desperate. "I think people would pay pretty much anything you ask them," said Gillin, owner of Ace & Sons in Lansdowne, Delaware County.
SPORTS
January 26, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
IT IS NOT so much that the Eagles learned something from Sunday's NFL championship games. They were another affirmation of what the Eagles already knew. The absolute necessity of having a franchise-level quarterback is no secret. It is the most important individual position in any team sport. A legendary quarterback like Tom Brady can establish a dynasty. If an all-world talent like Cam Newton puts it all together, a mediocre team like the Carolina Panthers can register the best regular-season record in the league.
BUSINESS
January 25, 2016 | By Bob Fernandez, Staff Writer
In recent years, Comcast Corp.'s product developers in Philadelphia, Denver, and Silicon Valley have gone app wild. The company has released eight Xfinity apps for Comcast customers to pay their bills, change TV channels, watch on-demand movies, check email, and perform other useful tasks with smartphones. Millions of Comcast customers have downloaded them. But why are there so many? And, very important, are they fun to use? These are some of the existential questions that Comcast's new head of products, the former Xbox video gamer Chris Satchell, is asking in his first big project at the cable giant.
SPORTS
January 24, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, Staff Writer
Chuck Smith knows the rich history of Mainland football as well as anyone. Smith was an assistant coach for the Mustangs from 1989 to 2009, through a run that included five South Jersey championships. "The history is unreal," said Smith, who was named Mainland's head coach on Tuesday. "There's not many public schools other than programs like Hammonton and Cherokee and Shawnee who had the kind of run that we had during that period. "But the reality is, we haven't had a winning season since 2008 when we were undefeated.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Bob Cooney, Staff Writer
WHILE MOST of the talk about the 76ers of late has been centered on point guard Ish Smith, there is another reason the team has been able to post a 5-8 record over the past 13 games after beginning the season 1-30. The reason is the Sixers' play at the defensive end, where they've been better at protecting the rim, have become a little more resistent in letting teams drive to the basket and have gotten better shots at the offensive end, which limits easy breakouts for the other team.
NEWS
January 21, 2016 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
A SIMPLE WORD played a big role in Christine Parker's long life: Yes. She said yes when people asked for help, yes to invitations, and yes to travel and to singing every day. "She was very much someone who did things," said Gloria Shabazz, Christine's youngest child. "She never really talked about volunteering, she just did it. She just helped people. She wasn't resumé-building or trying to get into a good school, she was just trying to do the right thing. " Christine Parker, 93, who married an Episcopal priest and served alongside him in three cities, taking on other jobs as well, died Jan. 13 at Sunrise of Lafayette Hill, the assistant-living facility where she lived.
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